National Press Day 2020: History, significance and quotes National Press Day is observed on November 16th every year to commemorate the institution of the Press Council of India. Read about its history, significance, and share press quotes.
The Press Council of India was instituted on November 16, 1966, to monitor the quality of reportage provided by the Indian press. November 16 is observed to acknowledge and honor the Press Council of India, a statutory and quasi-judicial establishment. Press Council of India acts as a moral watchdog in ensuring that Indian journalists are not driven by any influence or external factors.
History of National Press Day 2020
The First Press Commission 1956 envisioned a committee to protect the ethics of journalism and freedom of the press in India. It led to the formation of a Press Council 10 years later. Press Council of India monitors all journalistic activities to keep the credibility intact.
About Press Council of India
Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad is the present chairman of the Press Council of India. He has been appointed for a second term. He succeeded Justice Markandey Katju (2011 2014) to become the chairman of the council.